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I completed my Spanish tree

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I have been using Duolingo to bolster my Spanish studies for awhile now. I would stop by for a couple weeks, complete a skill, test out of another one, and then not log back in for a month or so while I focused on other learning projects. About a month ago I decided to keep logging in every day until I finished my tree, and just a few moments ago I completed my last skill.

My current level is somewhere in the intermediate range. I read fairly easy books in Spanish (a few months ago I finished up a trashy detective novel by Michael Connelly in Spanish), I have used it for travel purposes when I took a trip to Costa Rica a few years ago, and I push my limits when I go to Spanish speaking happy hours. I was hoping for the end of the Duolingo tree to challenge me and teach me some new things, but what happened was that I breezed right through it without much hassle. The vast majority of the time I did not use the hover option to see what the "new" word was because I already knew it. I was also a little sad to see that the skills for my weak areas (i.e. the subjunctive and conditional) were light on lessons.

<pre>Even though my primary learning materials were other sources I still had a lot of fun using Duolingo to get some extra practice. I plan to work on my German tree now and hopefully some day I will have a second completed tree and another language to use to communicate, travel, and have fun with. </pre>
3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline
remoonline
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¡Felicidades!

I feel you will benefit more from the immersion sections (regular as well as reverse).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maldito23
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I just started up with the immersion section. Nothing like improving my Spanish by translating an artile on Chewbacca. :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taloua
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Te felicito por este gran trabajo.

Keep up the good work

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maldito23
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Gracias. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Teri.Santos

Congrats! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/catcampion

Have you tried https://www.verbling.com/i/cat1 yet? It was the thing that, after a year on DuoLingo, helped me move from being able to read/write Spanish, to actually speaking and understanding! They have privates, with native teachers around the world (I study with a man in Ecuador, since that is where I am moving), and small group classes (from beginner to very advanced) for a buck or two an hour. Plus, your first week of unlimited classes is free!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maldito23
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I have not tried that site just yet. I have no shortage of native speakers in my life, though. I go to a Spanish happy hour twice a month that has folks from all over South America and Mexico. I work with a few ladies from Mexico, and I also chat with a guy from Mexico at the weekly Spanish practice group that I go to.

Enjoy your trip to Ecuador. I hear it is a wonderful place to travel to. Just don't have any Twitter battles with the president (Google "Crudo Ecuador" if you don't know what I am talking about).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/catcampion

Thanks, but to clarify, it's not just a, "trip to Ecuador...to travel." I'm moving there. Like forever. I'm well aware of what our president is up to - a lot of great stuff...sprinkled with a healthy helping of immaturity. Here's his latest bit of tomfoolery: http://fusion.net/story/131597/ecuadors-president-stops-motorcade-to-bully-finger-flipping-teen They don't say men's egos are stronger than women's for no reason!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maldito23
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I misunderstood. Well then, best of luck in your adopted country. I imagine your Spanish will completely take off since you'll be living with it from here on out.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dwi20011

wow...congrats :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lazouave
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¡Enhorabuena! Suerte con el alemán :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maldito23
Maldito23
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Gracias. Veo que estás estudiando alemán también. Suerte con tus estudios.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chaered
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¡Felicidades!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tolunayo
tolunayo
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Way to go! Congratulations.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PVLSANS
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How can you use the Duobird as your image of profile? I want to have this as well!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maldito23
Maldito23
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Once I completed my tree I used the Sniping Tool program to take a screen shot of the golden Duo trophy and then I saved it as my profile picture.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duolingoolivia

Good job

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ania1159

Good job!

3 years ago